Many consider the musical comedy America's great original contribution to art. With the advent of movie sound, the musical, a stable of America's theater, began to capture movie audiences through more than four decades. Stars like Fred Astaire thrilled audiences with a variety of lovely to look at dance partners in the thirties and Betty Grable brought her beautiful gams to to trip the light fantastic at Fox. Bing Crosby crooned and Judy Garland sang her way into the hearts of America. Big name stars snuck into musicals while their singing was dubbed. These days the musical has been pretty much out of favor save for a plethora of animated attempts at the genre.  Check some of the musical posters below, reminders of a bygone era when the innocence of audiences made musical fantasies flourish.

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GIRLMOS.JPG (42099 bytes) GIVEMY.JPG (62370 bytes) HERECOME.JPG (62470 bytes)
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MYBLUE.JPG (58463 bytes) NobHill.jpg (74068 bytes) SILK.JPG (38327 bytes)
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Annie.jpg (38579 bytes) Athena.jpg (35874 bytes) Bellsare.jpg (39888 bytes)
Cancan.jpg (46001 bytes) Daddy.jpg (41241 bytes) DANGERO.JPG (47392 bytes)
HappGo.jpg (65992 bytes) HolMex.jpg (74106 bytes) KISSING.JPG (46314 bytes)
LILI.JPG (36244 bytes) LESGIRL.JPG (31458 bytes) MANCHA.JPG (33215 bytes)
Merry.jpg (66554 bytes) ROSEMAR.JPG (29384 bytes) ROYWED.JPG (39877 bytes)





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